ABOUT THE COSMOS-STANDARD
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR COSMETICS
THE COSMOS-STANDARD OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
The COSMOS-standard is currently under review and a new version will be published later in 2022.
WHAT'S COVERED IN 'THE COSMOS-STANDARD'?
The COSMOS-standard is guided by four core principles.
Promoting the use of products from organic agriculture, and respecting biodiversity.
Using natural resources responsibly, and respecting the environment.
Using processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and the environment.
Integrating and developing the concept of “green chemistry”.
6. ORIGIN AND PROCESSING OF INGREDIENTS
Standards for water, minerals and ingredients of mineral origin, physically processed agro-ingredients, chemically processed agro-ingredients and other ingredients.
7. COMPOSITION OF TOTAL PRODUCT
How to calculate the organic content of complex ingredients and how much organic content is required in products under organic certification.
8. STORAGE, MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING
To ensure adequate cleanliness, hygiene and traceability throughout all processes, and to ensure that packaging respects the environment.
9. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Details the requirements for care of the environment throughout the manufacturing process, and managing, minimising and recycling waste.
10. LABELLING AND COMMUNICATION
Defines comprehensive requirements for clear product labelling and company advertising, to ensure all necessary information for consumers and no misleading claims.
11. INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION AND CONTROL
The requirements for all products, their ingredients and their manufacturing to be certified by a competent body, authorised by independent accreditation.